Sound Imperium presents Pre-Emptive Dub Attack! - an explosively innovative blend of dub, reggae, raggamuffin, and cumbia with traces of punk and funk. This independent release combines the musical visions of Minneapolis-based Paul Harding and Dave Park, a recent transplant to New Orleans. Both are producers, multi-instrumentalists and club DJs. Dave (AKA Gringo Loco) also plays in and produces the dub/ragga band Infantry Rockers, while Paul is best known for hosting his long running KUOM show Radio K International. The result of this collaboration is a stunning and powerful album that extends beyond the conventions of the musical styles it's built from.
Pre-Emptive Dub Attack! is a pun on the disastrous US political policy of pre-emptive military action. To accompany and aid this theme, established and emerging artists from Jamaica, Cuba, Sierra Leone, Costa Rica, and the U.S. lend their voices to this revolutionary debut album. The results echo artists such as Lee Perry, Manu Chao, Ozomatli, The Clash and others. Ultimately Sound Imperium hopes its music can help evoke another world where citizens take back their political systems and initiate a more egalitarian and democratic society.
Already receiving wide-reaching recognition through two compilations on the internationally acclaimed UK label Dubhead Records (next to Adrian Sherwood, Vibronics, Twilight Circus Sound System and Big Youth), Sound Imperium is ready for its global revolution!